Father-Son Program at UTPA

Father-Son Program at UTPA
Posted on 09/16/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Father-Son Program at UTPAThe Father-Son Program (FSP) is focused on improving the father-son dynamic,  offering participants the opportunity to strengthen their father/son bond and to engage in activities to boost self-esteem and shared learning. The Father-Son Program targets males in the seventh or eighth grade level and their fathers.  FSP encourages and supports the completion of high school as well as the pursuit of higher education specifically with a n interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). FSP provides monthly meetings with collegiate mentors, as well as bi-monthly evening sessions with fathers, and special events. FSP focuses on two essential components : Character Development and Leadership - while addressing the areas of Academic Enrichment, Career Exploration, Cultural Diversity, Community Outreach, and Social Development. 

Objectives

Parental Involvement & Commitment to Educational Success
Readiness for Higher Education & STEM Careers
Recruitment & Retention

Target Audience
The Father-Son Program at UTRGV presently serves teams from the Hidalgo to Cameron County area, with interest in expanding across the Rio Grande Valley.  Participating schools pay a fee per team for a minimum of 10 teams per school—boys must be in the 7th and 8th grade.  

7th & 8th grade STPA Boys who are interested in joining the Father Son Program must come by the Counseling Department to sign up. Last day to sign up will be Friday, September 27, 2019.

Click HERE to download application for UTPA Father-Son Program.